EPCs increase the saleability of your property

Energy Performance Certificate

The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) has never been more important to home owners.  The recent hikes in energy bills have meant that we all need to reduce our energy usage in whatever ways we can.

For those of us considering buying or renting at the moment the EPC is now

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Low energy lighting has moved forward

something which has taken on greater significance.  Of course, a purchaser will still buy their “dream home” even if it does have a low EPC but, all other things being equal, the greener property will have a greater advantage.

Energy Efficiency

The purpose of the EPC is to calculate the energy efficiency of the property, and make recommendations on how to improve it.  So for example the EPC could suggest replacing the old high energy bulbs with modern low energy bulbs that use only a fraction of the electricity needed to light them.  Gone, thankfully, are the days when all low energy bulbs looked identical and took an age to actually light the room with a dim, yellow glow.  Modern bulbs come in different shapes and sizes and the light is difficult to differentiate  from that of a traditional bulb.

Increasing your loft insulation and installing cavity wall insulation is frequently recommended.  These are low cost options and can often be installed free of charge by companies offering grants or partial grants.

Read the recommendations on your EPC

If your property is currently on the market, you will already have an Energy Performance Certificate for your property.  Have a re-read of it – which of the recommendations can you easily implement to increase the saleability of your home?

If you have just moved in to your new home, again re-visit your EPC and make a plan to start implementing those recommendations for a greener home and get your energy costs down.

Home Inspection Services in Rossendale, provide independent property advice, offering EPCs, surveys, inventories, floor plans, and property marketing.

2 Responses to EPCs increase the saleability of your property
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